Avoid FOMO and catch the thrill of the Google Summit on March 22-23. Can you feel it? That little thrill and excitement you get as you browse the website for the fifth annual EdTechTeam Summit featuring Google for Education in Phoenix? If your answer is "no," it's likely because you haven't attendeDec 12, 2017
Avoid FOMO and catch the thrill of the Google Summit on March 22-23.
Can you feel it? That little thrill and excitement you get as you browse the website for the fifth annual EdTechTeam Summit featuring Google for Education in Phoenix? If your answer is "no," it's likely because you haven't attended an EdTechTeam event before. But don't worry, we can change that! Register by Jan. 21, 2018 to snag the early-bird registration rate.
You might be wondering if the two-day event is any different than other professional learning experiences you've had. In one word: yes. We asked Tracy Poelzer, a previous presenter, what makes the event so magical, and she told us everything you need to know.
"There is something different about EdTechTeam Summits. It took me a while to figure out what the 'secret sauce' was that made them so amazing, but I think I have narrowed it down to three essential ingredients: the people, the inspiring ideas, and the positive energy," says the Google Certified Innovator from British Colombia, Canada. "Every Summit brings forth inspiring keynotes. They're some of the best that I’ve seen anywhere. In break out sessions, passionate presenters share hands-on, practical, pedagogically-grounded sessions that are high energy and chock full of ideas for immediate classroom integration. Everything you learn is easy to implement right away."
If you've attended the #azgafesummit in the last four years, you know there's a certain buzz about the participants. The new information inspires and energizes educators because the applicability to their own classes and schools is immeasurable. A bonus: Presenters and participants ping ideas off of one another, coming up with new and inventive ways to increase engagement, productivity, and learning.
"Tools are always changing, new options for integration are always percolating, and innovation and iteration are rampant. Even as a presenter, I come away with as many ideas as I share at every Summit. I have never attended another professional development event that gives me this type of 'teacher-high,' and the feeling is the same whether it’s your first summit or your 15th. The fast-paced learning with other inspired educators is addictive," she says.
So, educators, we encourage you to get outside of your own school to share ideas with other educators. Simple enough, the act of doing so is empowering and inspiring.
The fear of missing out (#FOMO) is real. Don’t let this popular hashtag get the best of you on March 22-23. Use the code "AZK12" to get 5 percent off your registration fee.